Internal Affairs Bureau Probes Bronx Cops For Logging Overtime Without Working

Published on February 09, 2017, 4:50 pm
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Cops in a Bronx precinct are under investigation for possible overtime abuse.

Police sources said the Internal Affairs Bureau recently made two visits to the 45th Precinct stationhouse to pull records.

The NYPD’s top spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis, confirmed that time records were pulled, but he would not provide further details.

Sources said such an inquiry suggests investigators are trying to determine if cops actually worked the hours for which they were paid — and that the records pulled date back more than a year.

One source said investigators appeared to be focused on two sergeants, but another source said the probe seems to involve more officers and that the command logs were also removed.

The logs track the comings and goings of supervisors, including the commanding officer, and detectives. Officers are sometimes entered in the log book if they are not part of the daily roll call.

A source close to the precinct commander, Deputy Inspector Danielle Raia, said she is not the target of the investigators.

Logs played a key role in the 2014 incident in which a veteran detective, Jay Poggi, was charged with driving drunk after he accidentally shot his partner, Detective Matthew Sullivan, in the wrist while playing around with his gun.

Investigators were able to construct a timeline surrounding their whereabouts — boozing in the Rockaways while they were ostensibly conducting a robbery investigation — based on when they signed out of the log at the 75th Precinct stationhouse in Brooklyn’s East New York.

Poggi, now 59, was later fired.


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